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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 411–436.
Published: 01 December 2019
... for innocence and a desire for sexual knowledge within a context of repressive normalization and antihomosexual panic. The Chinese Garden is also a fictional autobiography, foregrounding Manning’s own resistance to her pre-Stonewall historical present, and her fascination with the queer past. Copyright © 2019...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 385–406.
Published: 01 December 2021
...” with a frequency disproportionate to that trope’s prevalence in literature about biracial people. 16 In fact, although The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is usually considered in relation to slave narratives and African American autobiography, it is best understood as Johnson’s challenge to fiction’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 493–529.
Published: 01 December 2010
.... Indeed, whether or not the narrator/protagonist actu- ally resembles the author remains irrelevant to the definition of the work. Whereas in a fictional autobiography the similarity between the author and the narrator/protagonist is a matter of degrees, in an autobiography, either the author...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 191–216.
Published: 01 September 2019
... allegorical and literal use of the blues. Copyright © Hofstra University 2019 fictional autobiography globalization modernity neo-slave narrative Paul Gilroy’s critique of modernity, The Black Atlantic (1993), is widely noted for positing a transnational framework for understanding...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 463–470.
Published: 01 December 2016
... politics after the Great War. This impressive résumé of political activity during a much studied time in European history might have been enough to merit biographical scrutiny, but Jameson was first and foremost a writer, the staggeringly prolific author or editor of seventy books of fiction, criticism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... lawyers were supposed to challenge local welfare bureaucracies to make them more responsive to their clients’ needs, a challenge that Oscar evades throughout Autobiography but takes up in Revolt. More broadly, Acosta’s fiction longs for, even as it seeks to complicate, the ideal that motivated...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of autobiography” ( Olney 1980 : 15), the postsocialist generation entered US literature via fiction, exploring and exploding topoi and genres that defined their native countries—documentaries, journalism, or travelogue narratives with their promises of “real” and “unmediated access” to experiences behind the Iron...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
... canines, these works succeed in writing the human ignorance of nonhuman animal worlds, but they also expose the fissure within human autobiography itself. Works cited Ackerley Chris . 2013 . “ Despised for Their Obviousness: Samuel Beckett’s Dogs .” In Samuel Beckett and Animals , edited...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 213–237.
Published: 01 June 2012
... set of labor relations that appear psychologized in gothic fiction. The prominent role of domestic servants in Wharton’s autobiographi- cal writing and gothic fiction not only reminds us of servants’ functions in the Gilded Age as the “conspicuous” signifiers of wealth Thorstein Veblen...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2022
... . Callaghan John . 1990 . Socialism in Britain since 1884 . Oxford : Basil Blackwell . Coombe Bert Lewis . 1939 . These Poor Hands: The Autobiography of a Miner Working in South Wales . London : Victor Gollancz . Croft Andy . 1990 . Red Letter Days: British Fiction in the 1930s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 115–124.
Published: 01 March 2000
... Stevensian Search for a Supreme Fiction in Sphere.”43.1 (1997): 40-55 Ahearn, Barry. “Poetry and Synthesis: The Art of Samuel Menashe.” 42.2 (1996): 294-308 Aldington, Richard. See Willis Alger, Horatio. See Pitofsky Ames, Christopher. “Carnivalesque Comedy in Between the Acts.” 44.4...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 103–122.
Published: 01 March 2003
... to Hen­ ry Valentine Miller, who is ensconced in “that dingy hole” (Books 58) named, significantly, the Café de la Liberté. Miller, at least as he remem­ bers it in 1952, is not so much reading another’s text as grafting his own persona of the thirties onto this fictional character. About...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 255–263.
Published: 01 June 2011
...-facement.” Stress- ing the undecidability between fiction and autobiography within which any authored text exists, de Man writes: We assume that life produces the autobiography as an act produces its consequences, but can we not suggest, with equal justice, that the autobiographical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 414–422.
Published: 01 September 2014
... studies joins, complements, and builds on recent works such as Jane Gallop’s The Deaths of the Author: Reading and Writing in Time, Robert Chodat’s Worldly Acts and Sentient Things: The Persistence of Agency from Stein to DeLillo, and Andrew Goldstone’s Fictions of Autonomy: Modernism from Wilde...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 189–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
... (particularly of fiction and autobiography) have felt the pressure to clearly demarcate themselves as champions of free-speech, gender equal- ity, postmodern aesthetics, and individual rights, which are imagined as contrary to traditional (and neoconservative or fundamentalist) Islam. The work...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 510–546.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of race came to its apotheosis when combined with the capacity of evolutionary theory to explain cognitive habits as well as more traditionally embodied characteristics. This combination made it possible to create what I propose we call a cognitive fiction: that is, an account of the idea...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 481–512.
Published: 01 December 2014
... by reprinting Countee Cullen’s poem “Heritage” (beginning with the line “What is Africa to me Going back a bit further, we know from Peter Abrahams’s autobiography, Tell Freedom, that his adolescent discovery of The New Negro anthology and other works of African-American literature in the 1930s provided...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 March 2012
...—in contrast to the perpetually vulnerable Gordon, but also in contrast to Himes, in the first volume of his autobiography The Quality of Hurt. Plan B thus imagines an uncompromising war on both inequality and hurt, developing a narrative form for the depiction of violent confrontation between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 666–673.
Published: 01 December 2013
... to escape its bloody dictatorships” (7). 666Twentieth-Century Literature 59.4 Winter 2013 666 Review But she soon rejects autobiography as her storytelling mode, even though traces of the first person remain throughout her text and reappear, most significantly, halfway through...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): 219–245.
Published: 01 June 2003
... with Moore’s own experience of reading Hen­ ry James. She began reading his fiction in college, but reading his auto­ biographies and letters a decade later brought her to realize that, like herself, James was “probably so susceptible to emotion as to be obliged to seem unemotional” (Complete Prose 401...